Alien Air 1 Plane

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  1. johnbr

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    Now this what I call a home built. Alien Air 1.JPG Alien Air 1-.JPG
     
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    #2 tyrodtom, Jan 29, 2012
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    You mean after 20 years they finally built the thing. That's how long ago I saw the first articles, and even magazine covers, feathering this aircraft. This version is just a little different, the long proposed version had 4 ducted fans, instead of three. With 4 Wankel rotaries, all interconnected.

    Has it flown yet? Does it live up to the hype?
     
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    It has been at the Camarillo Airshow the last 2-3 years. I've only seen it on static display, so I don't know if it's flown yet, but it looks pretty neat. Looks like these photos were taken at the Camarillo Airshow.
     
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    I always thought it was a scam, they were always just short of starting the flight test program, for 20 years.

    I'd look at their range estimates and wonder, where the heck the fuel tanks for those thirsty wankels were.
     
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    My thought was the osprey with fans
     
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    Awesome.
    I would like to afford such a flying car.
     
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    Looks like something from the "Jetsons" with a George Foreman grill on the front!
     
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    ...another wish.
     
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    Man the fun I could have.......
     
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    The fat lady at the nose in the first pic is married, VB.
     
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    Found this on it.
     

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    Sorry David but that was funny Matt!:lol:
     
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    "Year Built: 1993 - 2007"

    Thats priceless!!!!! Looks like an obituary.


    I think he was talking about the golf cart.
     
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    Here's what it looked like in 2009. I will have to see if I have any recent photos of it. I think I might have grabbed some in August 2011.

    DSC_5316.jpg
     
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    I notice the cruise speed and gross weight have TBA on them, To Be Announced .
    Has it ever flown?
     
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    That I don't know. I have only seen it on static display at the shows.
     
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